I actually only have one posted with an 890FXA... (ask johnny.dot.exe for more details), but I do know it was somewhat of a trend with the old 790FX board and the x4 if you passed 1.5V for 24/7 OC
Meanwhile I just registered at hardforum, I'll be addressing them by linking them to the article here and perhaps providing assistance when necessary. It seems a lot of failures happen/are reported over there...
EDIT: Check this one out
. A Jetway board blew in what was described as "failed choke". That's right, a smoking choke, not a MOSFET. This is definitely something new... I never even thought chokes could overheat and fail
I also just found out something about ASUS boards based on a recent post here on OCN and ones back on hardforum. They feature much better protection techniques. Once MOSFET temperatures are past a certain point (not CPU temps), the CPU throttles and/or the board shuts off. Looks like that's why I have never seen any ASUS VRM failure so far. However, that's still not to say that all ASUS VRMs are capable of pushing 125W.Edited by xd_1771 - 3/27/11 at 3:35pm